The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Barbary Captive

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The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Barbary Captive

By Robert Adams

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First published in London in 1816, The Narrative of Robert Adams is an account of the adventures of Robert Adams, an African American seaman who survives shipwreck, slavery, and brutal efforts to convert him to Islam, before being ransomed to the British consul. In London, Adams is discovered by the Company of Merchants Trading which publishes his story, into which Adams inserts a fantastical account of a trip to Timbuctoo. Adams's story is accompanied by contemporary essays and notes that place his experience in the context of European exploration of Africa at the time, and weigh his credibility against other contemporary accounts. Professor Adams's introduction examines Adams's credibility in light of modern knowledge of Africa and discusses the significance of his story in relation to the early nineteenth century interest in Timbuctoo, and to the literary genres of the slave narrative and the Barbary Captivity narrative.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> African History

The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Barbary Captive
A Critical Edition
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 10/24/05
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511343329
ISBN 13: 9780511343322
Print ISBN: 9780521842846

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